Thursday, 9 February 2012

Strengthening ties with Belgium

TAMK has been working closely for years with Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge - Oostende (KHBO), Belgium in the framework of Erasmus mobility. The existing cooperation agreement covers several degree programmes, eg. Construction, ICT, Electrical and Environmental Engineering, Hotel and Tourism, and Nursing, and it enables exchanges for the students and staff in these fields of study in Belgium and Finland.

(Natalie Voet, Anne van Deynse & Bart Bonamie)

Riku-Matti Kinnunen, International Coordinator for Engineering, Technology and Natural Resources, attended a five-day teaching staff exchange in Brugge and Oostende in early February. During his exchange, Riku-Matti had the chance to meet students and colleagues at the both campuses, and to present TAMK and some elements of the Nordic business culture to the local business and engineering students.

(Renaat De Craemer, Pol Coudeville & Gwendolyn Rogge)

The programme also covered round-tours in the very modern Brugge campus that serves to the business and nursing students, and the engineering campus in Oostende which boasts a wide range of laboratories in several engineering fields.

The visit was hosted by Anne Van Deynse, Natalie Voet and Bart Bonamie at the Bruges Campus, and Renaat De Craemer and Gwendolyn Rogge in Oostende. In one of the laboratories, Prof. Pol Coudeville gave a spontaneous presentation of the latest developments in the use of elastic materials in construction. All the colleagues were naturally invited to TAMK to attend a staff exchange in their turn.

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